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It is our greatest pleasure to announce:

The European Taiwan Studies Young Scholar Award (YSA), 2017

The EATS Young Scholar Award (YSA) is open to applicants who are currently enrolled on a Master’s or PhD programme, or are within three years of having submitted their PhD dissertation or within one year of graduation from Master’s. The candidate’s rank of academic employment should be below that of Associate Professor or Senior Lecturer or the equivalent ranks in other systems at the time of application. Applicants should submit their papers in accordance to the EATS conference theme, “Translating Taiwan: 1947-1987-2017”.

EATS board members are not eligible to apply.

Paper evaluation criteria: relevance to the field, originality, clarity of methodology, quality of the expression, clarity of source and respect for rules of citation.

Papers should be written in English; only single-authored, unpublished, original research papers will be accepted. However, candidates may submit papers that are under review for publication in a scholarly journal at the time of the 2017 EATS conference. Each applicant may submit only one paper of 7000–9000 words (including bibliography/reference and footnotes/endnotes). The submitted paper should include the author’s full name, institution, email and contact address.

After a double blind external review process, by the end of November 2016 the EATS Board will nominate no more than 3 finalists, who will be invited to present their works at the EATS conference in Venice, Italy, 2–4 March 2017. During the conference, their papers and formal presentations will be further assessed. The winners of the YSA will each be honoured with the award of a certificate and monetary prizes between €500 and €1000.

Please note that the finalists must arrange their own travel to Venice. Each of them will receive a travel grant of €150 as partial coverage of travel expenses, and two nights’ accommodation during the conference. Absence from the EATS conference will be considered a withdrawal from the competition. It is also expected that candidates who submit papers for the consideration of YSA will be registered as EATS members either before or at the 2017 EATS conference.

The deadline for submission of full papers is 31 July 2016.

Please submit to and cc. Please specify the subject as “YSA 2017 of SURNAME, Given name”.

For further information about EATS and past winners of YSA, please click HERE.